Filming and Photographic Safaris in Serengeti
Filming and photographic safari to Serengeti National Park in Tanzania is another amazing experience to take on, this provides superb photographic ‘Great Migration and Big Cat safaris’ in Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park. On this safari, we focus on the Serengeti’s Great Migration and phenomenal cat concentrations, best time the Tanzania Photography Safaris are available for travel from late October to mid-December. Traveling during this season sees the Great Migration in full swing, as the herds push down to the Serengeti’s southern plains and spread out over the ‘Serengit’, the Serengeti’s ‘endless plains’.
Serengeti National Park is the oldest and one of the largest National Parks in Tanzania. Serengeti National Park is the most visited park in Tanzania famous for massive migration of the Wildebeests and large herds of animals including Zebras, Elephants and towers of Giraffes. Serengeti remains the best place in Tanzania and East Africa to film Lions and the Wildebeests. There is a lot to film in this park as detailed below;
What to film in Serengeti National Park?
Filming the Great Wildebeest Migration in Serengeti National Park
You will have an opportunity to film the Great Migration, which happens every year which involves over 1.5 million wildebeests and thousands of Zebras migrating from the southern parts of Serengeti National Park plains and Ngorongoro crater to the southern parts of Masai Mara National Park in Kenya and back to Serengeti National Park. This involves the wildebeests and Zebras rearing their young ones, this is not simple given the fact it is more of 3000 miles journey which is tiresome making it a life and death migration, many die due to exhaustion giving a chance to other carnivore animals to ease their search for food like Hyenas, Cheetahs and Lions. Of the above dry months, August and September are the best months to see the Great Migration given the fact this is good time as well to experience the river crossing during the migration, late October the rains will resume in Tanzania and the herds will start their journey back to southern parts of Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater grassland plain areas.
Filming wildlife in Serengeti National Park.
Serengeti National Park has a diverse variety of habitats ranging from grassland plains, savanna, riverine forest and woodland. These are home to various wildlife which include wildebeest, zebra, lion, gazelle, giraffe, spotted hyena, leopard, elephant, serval, agama lizard, rock hyrax, secretary bird, rhinoceros, buffalo, cheetah, jackal and aardwolf. The park is also home to about 500 bird species which include ostrich and black eagle among others.
Filming Big 5 animals in Serengeti National Park
Serengeti National Park is home to Big 5 animals which include Lions, Leopards, Elephants, Rhinos and Buffaloes. You can as well choose to film these animals up close through a walking safari tour at the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and discover lions, elephants, giraffes, crocodiles and more exotic animals in their natural habitat.
Filming the Wildebeest Birthing in Serengeti National Park:
Filming the wildebeest Birthing in Serengeti is one of the best documentaries to shoot in this park, this happens in the later days on January into early February every year. Approximately 8000 young wildebeests are born every day during the peak of the wildebeest birthing season in Serengeti.
What is the best time for Filming and Photographic Safaris in Serengeti National Park?
The best time to film in Serengeti National Park is during the dry season period that is between the months of July to early October every year. During this period the wildebeests and Zebras migrate to the North plains the southern part of Masai Mara National Park to search for fresh vegetation and water and late October the rains will resume in Tanzania and the herds will start their journey back to southern parts of Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater grassland plain areas.